7 December 2018 07:56 in landslide report by Dave Petley
The Guazi landslide: an interesting ancient landslide reactivated by a hydroelectric power scheme in China, as described in the journal Landslides
21 May 2018 01:32 in landslide report by Dave Petley
Over the last few days, a landslide crisis has developed at the Hidroituango Dam, a hydroelectric project on the Cauca River in Colombia
21 January 2017 10:13 in landslide report, Uncategorized by Dave Petley
On 16th December 2016, a major landslide destroyed the penstock and associated infrastructure at the Xekaman 3 hydroelectric power plant site in Laos
8 May 2016 09:01 in landslide report by Dave Petley
This weekend there have been two deadly landslides that repeat familiar themes: one was associated with mining in Burma (Myanmar) and the other with the construction of facilities to generate hydroelectric power in China
14 August 2015 16:31 in landslide report by Dave Petley
Today the Mangdechu Hydroelectric power in Bhutan was hit by a major landslide, killing 5 workers. This is the latest in a string of fatal landslides at HEP sites in Asia.
28 April 2014 08:47 in landslide report by Dave Petley
On Friday a landslide at the Upper Madi HEP project site in Nepal trapped workers in a tunnel. Most were rescued but three lost their lives. Undortunately this is just the latest in a series of landslides associated with hydroelectric schemes in the Himalayas.
26 July 2009 16:09 in Uncategorized by Dave Petley
In the past week China has suffered two rather extraordinary landslide accidents at hydroelectric plants. The first occurred an 20th July 2009 near to the Xiaowan hydroelectric power station in Yunnan province. The dam, shown in the artist’s impression below, will apparently be the world’s tallest arched dam, standing 292 m high when finished. It is still under construction, with the first turbine expected to be operational later this year: …
16 October 2020 07:30 in Review of a paper by Dave Petley
Harrison Lake: a nice paper in the journal Landslides (Hughes et al 2020) describes newly discovered, large, ancient landslide deposits in Canada. The two largest landslides would have been tsunamigenic.
14 October 2020 06:56 in Uncategorized by Dave Petley
A double tragedy: two landslides close to the construction site of the Rao Trang 3 hydroelectric plant in Vietnam
26 May 2020 06:03 in Review of a paper by Dave Petley
A new paper published in Scientific Reports (Dini et al. 2020), and thus open access, uses InSAR to show movements of a large slope adjacent to the under construction Punatsangchhu I dam in Bhutan